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New York Times, Thursday, February 29, 1968

11-Down : Spider.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,774
Across
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Primitive motive power. : OXEN
5
Conveyance. : BOAT
9
Discourage. : DETER
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Pepper, in Bologna. : PEPE
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Counterpart of the radius. : ULNA
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Lizard. : AGAMA
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Abominable. : ABHORRENT
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Worth. : MERIT
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Percolate. : LEACH
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Disunite. : SEPARATE
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Brooder sounds. : CHEEPS
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Copal. : RESIN
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Tacks. : NAILS
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Wither, old style. : SCATHE
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Type of Mexican house. : DOBE
35
Plectrum. : PICK
37
Wonted. : USUAL
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Levantine name. : ALI
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Shuns. : ESCHEWS
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Date in Claudius I's reign. : LII
42
Cracks. : RIFTS
44
Jug. : EWER
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Tribunals. : BARS
46
Areas for games. : COURTS
48
Cottonwood. : ALAMO
50
Exudes. : REEKS
52
Communicates. : SPEAKS
55
Traitor. : ISCARIOT
58
Tapestry. : ARRAS
60
Lariat. : RIATA
61
Unqualified. : OUTANDOUT
64
Feminine suffixes. : ETTES
65
And elsewhere: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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Quality suffix. : ENCE
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Material. : SUEDE
68
Nomad's tent in Siberia. : YURT
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Abstruse. : DEEP
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Girasol. : OPAL
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Mediterranean vessel. : XEBEC
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Hebrew bushel. : EPHAH
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Geological division. : NEOCENE
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Seedcase. : BUR
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___ Miss. : OLE
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Sothern and others. : ANNS
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Child's vegetable. : TATER
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City of unknown antiquity. : DAMASCUS
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Woman advisers. : EGERIAS
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Spider. : TARANTULA
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Discharge. : EMIT
13
Word with first or second. : RATE
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American ostrich. : RHEA
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Foot. : PES
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Designs on playing cards. : PIPS
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Golfer's problem. : SLICE
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Vowel sound. : SCHWA
30
Minute distance. : HAIR
31
Where Olympic games started. : ELIS
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Jeanne ___. : DARC
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Hodgepodge. : OLIO
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Fork. : BIFURCATE
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Turns (over). : KEELS
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An enzyme. : ESTERASE
40
Envelope. : WRAP
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Dealt with. : TREATED
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Took ship. : BOARDED
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Join the snow bunnies. : SKI
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Intend. : MEAN
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Pig call. : SOOEY
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Danish coin. : KRONE
54
Soubise, for one. : SAUCE
55
Makes choleric. : IRES
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In ___. : SITU
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Skirt of a kind. : TUTU
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Move briskly. : STEP
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Roofing. : TAR
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High, in music. : ALT

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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